Training Program on Linux Systems Administration & DevOps Engineering

WSO2, the leader in digital transformation technology, has designed a six-month training program in Linux Systems Administration and DevOps Engineering. This project aims to expand access to educational materials, broaden the scope for career growth, and develop the skills necessary to solve upcoming IT challenges. The initiative, which is part of WSO2's social responsibility (CSR) efforts and headed by the company's Digital Operations team, will be offered free of charge to over 100 participants.

Attendees will be given a monthly stipend to cover any expenses they may incur in order to participate in this course. Participants should use their own PCs or laptops and have stable internet connections. To achieve the final certification, participants must maintain a minimum attendance rate of 80% through live Zoom sessions or the WSO2 Learning Management System. Registrations will be open from 11th May until 6th June. For course-related questions, please contact us via [email protected].

# Registrations are now closed!

While we shortlist candidates and begin the training program as of now, we have closed our online registration system.

Thank you for your interest in joining. Please stay tuned to our social pages for the latest updates.

Course Outline

The start date is 17th June and sessions will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program comprises instructional content, hands-on exercises, and projects.

  • Linux Administration and Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Security
  • DHCP / DNS / Apache / PHP/ MySQL / Firewalls
  • Directory Service - OpenLDAP
  • Cloud IDPs - WSO2 Identity Server
  • WIFI / Wired WPA-Enterprise Authentication (AAA with FreeRadius)
  • Linux Security
  • Log Management with Elasticsearch
  • System Automation with Ansible
  • IaaS:
    • On-Prem: Running Internal Cloud with Openstack
    • Public Cloud: Introductions to AWS, GCP, Azure, and Other IaaS Providers
  • Containerization ( Docker / Kubernetes )
    • Discussion about the CNCF
  • PaaS
    • Introduction to AWS / GCP / Azure Services
  • System Admin Best Practices
    • Patch Management
    • Internal / External Vulnerability and Penetration Testing Process
    • Incident Handling
    • Information Asset Management and Classification
    • Change Management
    • Access Control Reviews
  • Creating Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

Meet the Lecturers

Yasith Nakandala

Associate Director

Deependra Ariyadewa

Senior Technical Lead

Dhanushka Ranasinghe

Technical Lead

Chamara Thilina

Technical Lead

Ayoma Wijethunga

Senior Technical Lead

Lakindu Jayasena

System Engineer


System Engineer

Dileep Jayasundara

System Engineer

Kalana Wijenayake

System Engineer

Aravinda Siriwardhana

Senior System Security Engineer

Application Process

The program is ideal for new professional Linux systems administrators and DevOps engineers, as well as senior undergraduate students.

Interested participants must submit their applications through the registration form below, along with a 300-word explanation on why they want to apply and why they want to work in Linux systems administration and DevOps engineering. Information about prior exposure to the subject matter must be included in the self-introduction. Shortlisted candidates will be given a Linux-based challenge to be completed via an online platform.

Terms and Conditions

  • If a participant does not maintain an attendance rate of over 80% by the program’s halfway point, WSO2 reserves the right to exclude the participant from subsequent sessions at the company’s sole discretion
  • Selection for this training program will not guarantee the recruitment of the participant to WSO2.
  • WSO2 will not be held liable with regards to a participants' respective workload or time management.
  • The training is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. WSO2 and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.